Sir John Cracroft Wilson (1808 – 1881)

Sir John Cracroft Wilson (1808 – 1881)      Died of old age   Place of Death: Christchurch Behind the naming of the Surburb of Cashmere Buried at St Mary’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Halswell, Christchurch The story of Sir John Cracroft Wilson: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/sir-john-cracroft-wilson/ Photo taken by Chris Bulovic

Sir John Cracroft Wilson (1808 – 1881)

The story of Sir John Cracroft Wilson and his Kashmir, whoops, Cashmere is very romantic to me as an historian. Cashmere is already such a pretty suburb that this story has just added so many new levels to a lovely part of Christchurch. To think of the original Cashmere Farm snug up against the Port …